Yamaha YAS-108 vs Sonos Arc review

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Yamaha YAS-108 vs Sonos Arc review

Yamaha YAS-108
vs
Sonos Arc

I had a chance to test and compare two models: Yamaha YAS-108 vs Sonos Arc and this review should help people who are looking for a good soundbar. The Yamaha YAS-108 was rated 6.2, while the Sonos Arc has a rating 7. The soundbars are equipped with a different number of buttons, input, mute, volume down, volume up, power for the YAS-108 and volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone for the Arc.

Audio features

Each of the models under consideration has active amplification type. A built-in subwoofer is available only in the Yamaha YAS-108. An external subwoofer connects to the YAS-108 via wired and wireless, but Arc has wireless connection type. Rate 7 out of 10 received the Yamaha YAS-108 for audio features and specs, but the Sonos Arc received 5 out of 10. Each of the competitors can play content from Spotify.

Connectivity

Wireless Internet connection is realized only in the Arc. Soundbars from this comparison have Bluetooth support. There are 1/1 HDMI inputs/outputs in the Yamaha YAS-108 versus 1/0 HDMIs in the Sonos Arc. As in the YAS-108, so in the Arc there is the HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The connectivity of each of the models was estimated at 7/10.

Features

Each of the soundbars can be controlled using the application. The soundbars in this review are equipped with a microphone. The models under consideration cannot become part of a multiroom system.

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos audio decoder is onboard the Arc. Devices from this comparison cannot process surround sound due to lack of DTS:X. The YAS-108 was rated 5/10, while the Arc received a mark of 4/10 for multichannel surround.

Advantages Yamaha YAS-108 over Sonos Arc

  • Built-in subwoofer

Advantages Sonos Arc over Yamaha YAS-108

  • Amazon Music compatible
  • WI-FI enabled
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
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Common

Product

Yamaha YAS-108
Sonos Arc

Model

YAS-108
Arc

Brand

Yamaha
Sonos

Reviews

1385
368

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

input, mute, volume down, volume up, power
volume down, volume up, play/pause, microphone

Audio features

Built-in channels

2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

120

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

Separate subwoofer connections

wired, wireless
wireless

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay 2

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, iHeart, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

NFC

HDMI input/output

1/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

HDMI eARC

HDMI CEC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
0/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

1/0
0/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

1
0

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital

DTS:X

DTS (other)

DTS Digital Surround, DTS Virtual:X
has not

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

88.9 x 5.3 x 12.9/35 x 2.1 x 5.1
114 x 7.6 x 10.1/45 x 3.4 x 4.5

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/7.1
6.2/13.7

Other

Release year

2018
2020
Yamaha YAS-108
Sonos Arc
Yamaha YAS-108
Sonos Arc

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.2
  • 7
  • 6.2Yamaha YAS-108
  • 7Sonos Arc